PLANS for a proposed renewable energy plant at Chelworth, near Cricklade, will go on public display next week.

The proposals for a solar farm have been put forward by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and Bath and West Community Energy for land next to Braydon Lane, near Chelworth Industrial Estate.

The bank of two-metre high solar panels would have the potential to generate one megawatt of electricity, which could power 225 homes by converting sunlight directly into electricity.

It is estimated this would save the equivalent of 11,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide during the plant’s 20-year life.

The public consultation and exhibition is set to take place on November 15, between 1pm and 8pm at Cricklade House, in Cricklade. All are welcome.